1. College of Nursing to screen film for National Healthcare Decisions Day

The College of Nursing will screen the film, "Consider the Conversation," which explores the emotional, spiritual, physical and social burdens associated with dying, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Emory Clark Hall, 111. The film will be followed by a discussion and information session.

For additional information, contact Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing, at 8-3848.

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2. Tell us about interesting May graduates by Friday

The Office of Marketing and Communication is seeking stories about May 2012 graduates for possible use with local media. Interesting stories include graduates who have remarkable plans and jobs post-graduation; have unusual backgrounds; have overcome substantial obstacles in getting their degree; have won recent national-level awards; have received academic recognition; and have been featured in scholarly publications; etc..

What graduates do you know who have fascinating stories to tell? Email their names and as many details as possible by Friday, April 13, to university-news@marquette.edu.

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3. Philosophy Department to host fourth annual undergraduate conference April 14

The Philosophy Department will host its fourth annual undergraduate philosophy conference, "Life Examined," on Saturday, April 14, in Cudahy 001.

Organized and run by undergraduate students, the conference will celebrate undergraduate philosophical work at Marquette and feature papers from a variety of philosophical traditions, including ethics, metaphysics, applied ethics and comparative philosophy. Four undergraduates will present papers. Also, a paper by the winner of the research award in philosophy will be presented, departmental awards will be given, graduating seniors in philosophy will be recognized and an undergraduate student will deliver a first lecture.

The conference will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For conference details or questions, please contact Dr. Melissa Shew, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, at 8-7236.

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4. Rwandan genocide survivor to visit campus

Ragira Bea Gallimore, founder of Step Up! International who lost more than 20 members of her family, including her mother and siblings in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, will be on campus from April 1113 to participate in a series of events.

Marquette's chapter of Step Up!, a student organization that aims to help the female survivors of the genocide in Rwanda, will host a film screening and panel discussions featuring Gallimore and Marquette faculty.

There will be a screening of the HBO film "Sometimes in April" on Wednesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Marquette Hall, 300. On Friday, April 13, a luncheon and panel discussion with Gallimore, her husband and Dr. Sarah Gendron, associate professor of French, will be in OIE's offices in Holthusen Hall, fourth floor.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Vanderheyden, faculty adviser for Marquette's chapter of Step Up!

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5. Student Health Advisory Board seeking members

The Student Health Advisory Board, an advisory body to Student Health Service, will be accepting applications starting Tuesday, April 10 through Monday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m. SHAB is responsible for representing the needs, opinions and ideas of students, recommending changes in services or policies, and participating in the publicity and marketing of SHS.

To learn more about SHAB or to pick up an application, visit the SHAB information table in the AMU second-floor lobby Tuesday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Applications can also be picked up and returned to the Center for Health Education and Promotion in the 707 Building, Suite 130. For any additional questions, contact Becky Michelsen, health educator, at 8-5217.

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6. Graduate School to host open house April 12

The annual Graduate School Spring Open House will take place Thursday, April 12, from 4:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the AMU's third-floor ballrooms. The event offers prospective students an opportunity to learn about the application process and meet with faculty in their program of interest.

Respond online by Tuesday, April 10. For more information, contact Bethany Neubauer, Graduate School service assistant, at 8-4873.

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7. Join Spark MU for campus tobacco litter clean up

Join Spark MU for "Butt Out 2012" a tobacco litter clean-up competition. "Butt Out 2012" will take place on Tuesday, April 24 from 4 p.m. to6 p.m. under the Raynor Bridge. Teams must consist of four people and must register their team name and team members by Monday, April 16. Teams will be provided with rubber gloves and bags for collecting tobacco litter. Winners will be determined by gross weight of tobacco litter collected, and each team member will receive a Spark T-shirt and a $10 Jimmy Johns gift card.

Formerly the Marquette University Tobacco Coalition, Spark MU is a student group supported by the Center for Health Education and Promotion/Student Health Service. Spark's mission is to encourage healthier lives and reduce the deadly impact tobacco has on 1824 year olds by advocating for policy change on tobacco issues. Spark's goals are to:

  • promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for students and staff
  • draft a proposal to encourage Marquette to go tobacco-free

For more information about Spark MU's "Butt Out 2012" or to register a team, visit marquette.edu/healthed.

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8. Dittman Award winners announced

Raynor Memorial Libraries has announced this year's winners of the Maria Dittman Library Research Competition. Winners and their professors will be recognized at an informal reception in the Prucha Archives Reading Room on Friday, April 13, as part of the libraries' celebration of National Library Week.

  • Freshman/sophomore: Katie Sass for her paper "Alaric: King of the Visigoths and Tool of the Romans," written for History 3210 with Dr. Lezlie Knox
  • Junior/senior: Anne Richmond for her paper "The Disadvantages of a Disparate Health Care System," written for Economics 4012 with Dr. David Clark
  • Graduate/professional: Kathryn Jackan for her paper "Virginia Pomeroy," written for Law 7430 with Dr. Phoebe Weaver Williams

Each January, all Marquette students are invited to submit their A-grade papers from the previous calendar year. The competition was created in 1997 to honor retiring instruction librarian Maria Dittman, who taught research skills to thousands of students in her more than 25 years at Marquette. This year's committee included Scott Mandernack, Kerry Olivetti (chair), Phil Runkel, Nia Schudson and Elizabeth Wawrzyniak.

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9. Spanish filmmaker on campus for several events

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will host Spanish filmmaker Manuel Martin Cuenca for three events this week, presented in English and Spanish.

A screening of "The Cuban Game," a film about the politics of Cuban baseball, will be held Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Cudahy, 001. The film will be followed by a panel discussion at 9 p.m., moderated by Anne Pasero, administrative director of Marquette's study abroad center in Madrid. Other panelists will include Cuenca and Raul Galvan from Milwaukee Public Television, among others.

A workshop on directing and overseeing video projects will be held Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites B and C. The hands-on workshop will cover the basics of planning, shooting and editing videos, including advice from Cuenca.

A screening of Cuenca's film, "Malas Tempradadas" ("Hard Times") will be held Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 001. Before the film screening, there will be a student-led roundtable discussion and keynote address by Cuenca at 6 p.m. Following the film, at 9 p.m., there will be an open discussion with Cuenca.

For more information, contact Dr. Eugenia Afinogunova, professor of Spanish, at 8-6715 or visit the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures' website.

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10.Department of Philosophy hosting two seminars

The Department of Philosophy will host two seminars Monday, April 16. "Resistance Art in the Context of Capitalism and Globalization," will be presented at 11 a.m. in Johnston Hall, 416. "Biotechnical Art: A New Link Between Art and Science" will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries, Lower Level Conference Center A. Polona Tratnik, research associate and docent at the University of Primorska Science and Research Centre and Faculty of Humanities in Slovenia and a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Fulbright visiting scholar and professor, will present both lectures.

Both events are free and open to the public. Contact Dr. Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy, for more information.

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11. Department of Psychology to host colloquium

The Department of Psychology will present a colloquium Thursday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in Cramer Hall, 087. Dr. Shaun Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will present "Addressing Diversity Issues in Psychology Courses."

Go online to see the Department of Psychology's spring 2012 colloquium series.

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12. Join Alpha Xi Delta for breakfast buffet fundraiser

Alpha Xi Delta sorority will host its second annual "Pass Xi Syrup," a $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet Saturday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the 2040 Lofts. All proceeds will benefit the national philanthropy Autism Speaks. For additional information, contact Annie Bolger, public relations vice president of Alpha Xi Delta.

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